Bihar Assembly polls 2020: JP Nadda to start two-day visit to state tomorrow; likely to meet Nitish Kumar
BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav, who is in-charge of party affairs in Bihar, will also accompany the party president
New Delhi: BJP president JP Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Bihar from Friday and is likely to meet JD(U) president and state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, as the ruling National Democratic Alliance gears up for the Assembly polls, expected to be held in October-November.
Nadda will preside over a number of BJP meetings, including its core committee and election coordination committee, the party's media co-in charge Sanjay Mayukh said in a statement. Asked if Nadda will meet Kumar, a party leader said it is likely.
BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav, who is in-charge of party affairs in Bihar, will also accompany the party president in his visit to the state.
Their meeting will come at a time when their third ally, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, has taken a strident stand against the JD(U) and threatened to put up candidates against its nominees during the elections.
The LJP has, however, refrained from targeting the BJP.
Nadda will also launch the "Aatmanirbhar Bihar" campaign from the party headquarters in the state, the statement said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made the announcements on Tuesday, 15 June. He also said that the night curfew will be cut short by four hours in the state. Timings of night curfew will be 8 pm to 5 am.
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